Summer Solstice Rites, Rituals, Reveals

Tomorrow is Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the lightest moment in the earth’s orbit around the sun. It makes sense that it falls upon Father’s Day this year, because Sun is the ultimate good daddy, shining upon us no matter how we founder.

Summer Solistice is always the day of Litha, the Celtic goddess of abundance, and the first day of Cancer, the sign most associated with nurturing and the home. It is also the sign under which this fraught country was birthed.

Tomorrow is when linear time makes way for soul time. Past is future is present. The ancestors arrive. Higher spirits make themselves known.

It is a day to heal shadows and celebrate light. A day of seed and flower—of closing the gap between desire and manifestation. Of releasing all binaries.

Above all, tomorrow is a day to unplug and rejoice. Prepare for it by cleaning your hearth and heart. Scrub, atone, sage. Then tomorrow, festoon yourself and your home with flowers. Wear bright colors. Dance. Make a bonfire. Make an altar by decorating a surface with summer flowers and fruit and lit candles. Make a solstice tea by placing a jar of water and herbs in the sun. Make a mandala by arranging flower petals in a circle outside.

Do whatever feels best, but make sure to inform the Sun of your desires. Thank it for your blessings and for its steady strength and magic. Pray for it to shine upon your shadows.

Tomorrow Sun reveals who we truly are, not what we seem. Let that light the way.

I will be giving solstice readings tomorrow morning before I unplug myself. Book an intuitive reading or guidance session for yourself or a loved one.

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy